Rare map of Flanders

By MERCATOR, Gerard, 1555 

Flandriae Recens Exactaq, Descriptio.

Europe Low Countries
  • Author: MERCATOR, Gerard
  • Publication place: Venice
  • Publisher: Michaelis Tramezini
  • Publication date: 1555.
  • Physical description: Engraved map, backed on japan paper and remargined.
  • Dimensions: 390 by 530mm (15.25 by 20.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 10733

Notes

Single-sheet derivative of Gerard Mercator’s rare wall-map of Flanders on four sheets, published circa 1540. Tramezini’s map is the first derivative of this very influential map. Mercator’s original, one of the earliest productions of this great cartographer, is known in only one example. 

Bibliography

  1. Karrow 56/6.1
    • Karrow, R. (1993). Mapmakers of the sixteenth century and their maps. Chicago: Speculum Orbis Press.